Swappin C: and D: PArtitions

By Milhouse
Mar 25, 2005
  1. when i reinstalled windows xp on my HP pavilion 564a it swapped the patitions, C: is now D: and D: is now C:

    is there any way i can swap them back????
  2. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 482

    Check and see if there is a Windows dir on both partitions...If so you have installed it twice. I'm not positive but i think this is the only way drive letters would get swapped after a re-install

    patio. :cool:
  3. Milhouse

    Milhouse TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    no windows Dir on obth partitions

    There is only 1 windows dir, its on d:,
    i think because the D: is a recovery drive by HP themselves, and when then comp compltly crashed i had no choice but to reinstall windows from another copy, becasue they dont give you a windos disc with the comp, they partition your hdd to a recovery drive. when i started to install windows it swapped the drives. its the 1 hdd, partition into 2.

    i cant belive they dont give windows disc. then HP want $66 for recovery discs when i rung them up, so i said no way. thats why i put windows back on myself.
  4. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 482

    Hmmmmm. Not sure how that happened, sorry.

    patio. :cool:
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    you can try renaming them
    but if you want to physically move data ,go to seagate dwnload tools
    you can copy the system and os files to other drive or partition.
    not sure ,but xp may not have a boot.ini file
    so you gotta be careful and do some checking on what the boot manager is looking for.
    as for where OS boots does it matter.
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